Farmington Hills police, fire departments kick off Toys for Tots drive

The Farmington Hills Police and Fire Departments on November 15 kicked off the 2018 Toys for Tots campaign, gathering with a representative from the U.S. Marine Corps at City Hall to promote the joint effort to collect toys for children in need.

Farmington Hills Police and Fire Toys for Tots
A group of Farmington Hills firefighters and police officers with Sgt. Michael Tatum, representing the U.S. Marine Corps, kick off the 2018 Toys for Tots drive. (contributed)

Collection bins for Toys for Tots will be located through December 18 in the lobbies at Police Department Headquarters, 31655 W. 11 Mile Rd., and Fire Department Headquarters, 31455 W. 11 Mile Rd.

Farmington Hills Police Fire Toys for Tots drive
Police Officers Matthew Miller and Victoria Ward put a fire truck into the Toys for Tots collection bin. (contributed)

The Toys for Tots Program, managed by the Marine Corps and dedicated community volunteers, has distributed 548 million toys since its inception in 1947. 

Farmington Hills Police Fire Toys for Tots
Pictured from left: Assistant Police Chief Dan Rodriguez, the event organizer, with Marine Sgt. Michael Tatum, and Police Sgt. Larry Fetherolf. (contributed photo)